You’ve probably heard of the term ‘curb appeal’ before, but what does it mean? Essentially it is the first impression buyers have of your home- and first impressions count! Everything from your front yard, to your driveway, and even your home’s outwardly appearance can attract or detract potential buyers. If you want to sell your home for top dollar it’s important to understand and invest in strategic curb appeal upgrades.

Any improvements you can make to your curb appeal can have major payoff and only adds to your home value.

Take your home’s curb appeal to the next level

You don’t have to break the bank to elevate your home’s curb appeal. Here are some easy hacks that deliver the most bang for your buck:

  • Landscaping is your friend: Hire a landscaping pro to thoughtfully design your front yard, garden, terrace, or patio.  This adds an aesthetically pleasing element to your home that is sure to woo potential buyers, and add value to your home’s sale price.
  • Cleanliness is next to godliness: Be sure to give your house a good all over cleaning prior to showing to get rid of any lingering dirt and grime. Dust can accumulate over the years in the most unexpected places, so try to be as thorough as possible.
  • Add the finishing touches: Small updates like a new coat of paint on the front door, or a pop of color can really make a huge difference in making your house look attractive to potential buyers. You want your home to stand out in the buyer’s mind and create a lasting impression.
  • Don’t forget about your mailbox: Mailboxes on the street withstand a lot of wear and tear so be sure to repair it or get a new one prior to showing your home.  
  • Raise the roof: Don’t neglect to clean off any debris from your roof, and repair any shingles that need fixing. Buyers tend to care about the condition of the roof so you won’t want to overlook these details.
  • Trim the foliage: Your grass should be cut, and any untidy foliage should be cleared out. You don’t to scare buyer with dead limbs, unkept plants, and other unsightly details. It doesn’t hurt to plant some colorful flowers before you show the house. 
  • All of the lights: Don’t neglect your light fixtures. Make sure they are functional and all of the bulbs are in working order. It’s the little things that count!

By following these simple tips, your home’s curb appeal will increase exponentially and potential buyers will be ready to make an attractive offer!